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Assistant/Associate Professor (Tenure-Track) - General Biology/Ecology
Delaware State University in Dover, Delaware
Date Posted 12/28/2021
Faculty-Agriculture-Environmental Science, Ecology & Forestry
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Delaware State University
Vacancy Announcement - Assistant/Associate Professor (Tenure-Track) General Biology/Ecology
Department of Biological Sciences
College of Agriculture, Sciences, and Technology
Apply online at www.desu.edu
Applications will be accepted until position is filled

General Description of the Position
The Department of Biological Sciences at Delaware State Universityseeks applications for a 9-month tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor in the area of General Biology / Ecology. A Ph.D. in Biology, with expertise in Ecology or a related field, is required. The successful candidate should be able to teach general biology and ecology at the undergraduate level, along with teaching other graduate / undergraduate courses as the need arises. Preference is given to candidates with experience working with a diverse student population, including prior teaching experience. Capability for attracting extramural funding and establishing a vital research program involving undergraduate and graduate research students is expected. The successful candidate will mentor student research, serve on departmental and / or university-wide committees, and develop a viable outreach plan on a local, national, and / or international level.

Essential Functions
The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Teach biology courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, as assigned by the Department Chair, (general biology and within the area of expertise). Class size will vary based on University needs.
  • Complete departmental and university requirements as expected (e.g. meeting attendance, office hours, professional development trainings, collection of assessment data, grade submission).
  • Design and develop courses that engage student learning, facilitate academic success, and employ current techniques and teaching tools that maintain an invigorating learning environment with measurable learning goals.
  • Communicate effectively with students, staff and faculty.
  • Mentor assigned undergraduate advisees.
  • Effectively design and implement graduate and undergraduate research projects and thesis preparation through effective mentorship.
  • Contribute to the areas of research, teaching, and service as expected for a tenure-track position.
  • Secure competitive research funding and maintain an active research lab that supports graduate and undergraduate research.
  • Routinely write and submit grants, and publish current research findings in peer-review journals in their field of expertise.
  • Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
    The individual in this job must possess these skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that they can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

  • Ability to teach biology (lecture and lab) at the undergraduate and graduate level.
  • Ability to establish an independently funded research program.
  • Ability to effectively mentor undergraduate and graduate research.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Commitment to service at the departmental and university level.
  • Qualification Standards
    Ph.D. degree in biology or related field; postdoctoral experience preferred.

    Performance Standards:
    The criteria for evaluation in this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

    Demonstrated commitment to and proficiency in research, teaching, and service as discussed with the department chair upon hire.

    Interested candidates must apply online as soon as possible for full consideration. All applicants are required to clearly indicate the position they are applying for in the title of applications. Applications should include (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) official undergraduate and graduate transcripts, (4) a summary of research plans, (5) a statement of teaching interest and philosophy, and (6) contact information of three references from which recommendations may be requested. All components are required and should be placed in a single pdf file, submitted to the Delaware State University online application system, and emailedto the attention of Personnel Committee Chair Dr. Hakeem Lawal at Biologyhiring@desu.edu .

    Note:  The University reserves the right to change or reassign job duties as provided in policy and negotiated agreements.

    Delaware State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

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